Licorice Ingestion; An Unusual Cause of Rhabdomyolysis and Acute Renal Failure


Danis R., Ruhi C. , Berketoglu N., Kaya A. V. , Yilmazer B., Kaya S.

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.24, no.1, pp.106-109, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5262/tndt.2015.1001.15
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.106-109

Abstract

Licorice root has glycyrrhizic acid as the active ingredient and is responsible for a primary hyperaldosteronism-like syndrome with hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, and hypertension, typically accompanying low aldosterone. Herein, we present a rare complication of licorice consumption with acute renal failure.